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National DNA Day

National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers, and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics. The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953.

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DNA Day Starter Kit

Starter Kit

The DNA Day Starter Kit contains a style guide, press release templates and other materials you need to plan the perfect classroom or community event. Download the entire kit or just the things you need to make your event a success.

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Activity Ideas

Our list of high quality educational activities will help you engage students at your DNA Day event. From lesson plans to hands-on learning tools, we guarantee your students will gain a new appreciation for genomics and have fun in the process. 

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Last updated: May 21, 2020